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Preparations for the test
- Set all timer elements in your sequences to 5 minutes. This ensures that you receive all emails within the test.
- Check if all your online pages used in the campaign are functional - e.g. pages with entry form or possible download and thank you pages.
- Publish your campaign.
Test form and DOI
To more conveniently test your form and the double opt-in process, please open a new tab in the same browser in which you are already logged into Quentn.
In this tab, go to the website where the form is embedded and enter your test address. After submitting, Quentn will automatically recognise that you are already logged in and assume that you are about to test your campaign. Remember: A contact can only go through a campaign once. However, when testing, you usually enter your address more than once.
In order to avoid having to reset your contact manually, you will now be presented with the opportunity to reset your contact with just one click in an intermediate step when entering your data into the form: both the campaign and the email status are reset. The action elements (e.g. the double opt-in process) also work in this way when tested several times.
Warning: The automatic reset of the email status is only offered if the double opt-in element is directly linked to the form. Otherwise, only the campaign will be reset.
Attention: the automatic reset of the email status is only offered if the double opt-in element is directly connected to the form. Otherwise, only the campaign is reset.
You can send a test delivery to a test email address of your choice for each individual email. Under each email (except for the email confirmation), you will find the item "Test email". Enter your email address here to send yourself a test.
Placeholders are not replaced in test emails
Call up your landing page with the integrated form. Register as a new user. You should receive your confirmation e-mail within a very short time.
- If the address you sign up with is already confirmed, it will skip the double opt-in.
- If you sign up again, the contact for the campaign will have to be reset to go through it again.
- If you register more than 5 times in short succession, the flood protection takes effect and registration is no longer possible for 24 hours.
Open the status mode in the campaign (top right, next to the "Publish" button).
Under Contacts -> Overview you will find the newly registered user with the e-mail status Confirmed (single opt-in). Click on the confirmation link in the e-mail you receive. You will be redirected to your Thank You page. A moment later you should also receive the next e-mail from your e-mail sequence.
When you have finished creating your campaign, click on the green "Publish" button in the top right-hand corner. Now your campaign is online. If you make changes to your campaign afterwards, the green button will show you the number of changes. Don't forget to publish your changes after you have finished, so that they will be counted.
The status mode
Switch the status overview on by clicking on Status mode in the campaign. This status overview will help you to monitor the progress of your campaign. Above the icons of the elements you will find a series of symbols with numbers. The numbers reflect the number of users. The symbols have the following meaning:
green hook: Processed (number of users who have successfully passed through the element)
red circle with square: stopped (number of users stopped at this point of the campaign)
Red circle with dash: finally finished (number of users who have cancelled the campaign at this point)
Blue person: Total (number of users currently in a sequence)
orange flag: exit (number of users who have left the sequence through an event element)
hourglass: Waiting (number of users in waiting state)
The status mode helps you to see how many contacts are/were on which element at that moment, how many have stopped there and how many contacts are waiting etc.
The icons are also buttons, with which you can view the corresponding contacts in almost all cases, or in some cases even move the contacts further along (a list will follow).
This way, the status mode shows you the campaign and the contacts in it in real time.
Note: If you make changes to a campaign that has already been published (and you have not yet published these changes), they will not yet be displayed in the status mode either - after all, they are not live yet.